The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Climate Investigations at #CIJSummer Conference

What is the difference between a climate story and a climate investigation? And where do you even start with COP?

This year we bring climate journalists and CIJ Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) coordinators to share their knowledge and skills on all things climate.

Investigating the Climate Crisis – Beyond Reporting the What – Wed 3 July
COP Reporting – How to Prepare and Keep Focused – Thu 4 July
GeoJournalism: Detecting Oil and Gas Concessions in Protected Areas. Hands-on. – Wed 3 July
Climate Arson and Cover-Ups – Thu 4 July

These talks and classes are supported by JournalismFund Europe and CIJ OCRI Programme.

Adeolu Adekola

Adeolu joined the CIJ to manage its Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) that has reached beneficiaries in 53 countries (across Africa, Asia and the Americas) with reported successes that have included making communities more climate-resilient, and reducing the vulnerabilities of local populations to climate change.

Akintunde Babatunde

Akintunde is a Programme Manager with extensive experience in international development, public policy, civic technology, climate change, and media innovation. He is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) and the OCRI regional coordinator for Anglophone Africa.

Alexandre Brutelle

Alexandre Brutelle is the director and co-founder of the Environmental Investigative Forum (EIF), a global consortium of environmental investigative journalists. He is a senior journalist with 10 years of experience as a freelancer (Mediapart, Inkyfada, Daraj) and 7 years as an investigative project coordinator, trainer and mentor for a large range of organizations including IMS, […]

Emma Howard

Emma Howard is a reporter for Unearthed, the investigative journalism outfit launched by Greenpeace UK. Her recent work has focused on plastic, climate change and offsetting. In 2023 her investigation into the burning of England's peatlands won Investigation of the Year at the Association of British Science Writers' Awards.

Juliana Mori

Juliana Mori is an award-winning journalist from Brazil, specialized in audiovisual productions and visualization of geospatial data. Co-founder and editorial director of InfoAmazonia, an independent media outlet that uses maps, data, and geolocalized reports to tell social environmental stories about the tropical forest over the nine Amazon countries.

Lina Yassin

A Sudanese climate journalism and development consultant, Lina has experience working on climate change communications and journalism projects across the MENA region. She worked for 5 years as the Operations Manager at Climate Tracker where she implemented a series of journalism fellowships and training on climate change and climate policy across different countries.

Nimra Shahid

Nimra Shahid is an award-winning freelance journalist. Her recent work has focused on climate change, greenwashing and how money flows into the fossil fuel industry. She has worked with Bloomberg, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Global Witness and the Guardian.

Roxanne Joseph

Roxanne Joseph is a data journalist and project manager at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she manages several Oxpeckers tools, #WildEye and #PowerTracker, and has trained journalists in Africa, Europe and Asia to map, track and report on wildlife, green energy and other environmental crimes.

Sebastián Rodríguez

Sebastián Rodríguez joined Climate Home News in 2022 as special projects editor, coordinating international investigations with a focus on climate accountability. He has reported on climate for Reuters, The Verge, DW and Mongabay. Originally from Costa Rica and currently based in the UK.
Published: 21 May 2024
4 July 2024

Climate Arson and Cover-ups

Discover a variety of innovative investigative methods put to good use uncovering environmental harms and greenwashing. From mapping fossil fuel projects in conservation sites to cross-border collaborations digging through hidden harms buried within 'green' hydrogen investments and using drones to expose the deliberate burning of the UK's largest natural carbon store, you'll hear from a range of the best environmental investigations around the world.

4 July 2024

COP Reporting – How to Prepare and Keep Focused

The UN Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is one of the biggest news events for international climate change negotiations each year, but it can be difficult to navigate as a journalist without the right preparation.

3 July 2024

GeoJournalism: Detecting Oil and Gas Concessions in Protected Areas. Hands-on. B.

Overlaps between natural resource exploitation and exploration licenses and protected area can be a great starter for diving into an environmental investigation! But just why and how could you apply this process in a systemic manner when it comes to global extractive giants?

3 July 2024

Investigating the Climate Crisis – Beyond Reporting the What

In the midst of an unfolding global crisis, climate reporting is an urgent and necessary field, but there is a corresponding need for journalists to go further than reporting on what is happening due to climate change and investigate deeper questions - why it is happening, who is responsible, who is profiting and how the much-vaunted solutions are being undermined to the point of futility.